This is not a new topic on this blog, by any means, but worth repeating I think under a different guise – anything to get the message home!
Just so you know what this is all about, please watch the video in the previous post, if you haven’t seen it already.
The problem is that the political parties that dominate in all democracies are the people who determine who will be the candidates for any election. It may be existing representatives standing for re-election, it could be someone completely new to politics, but to become a candidate at all, it will be with the blessing of one or the other of the parties – eg. another Cat. (Any colour you want, as long as it is black!).
What exactly does this do for us – the common people of the electorate?
We know that our representative will speak for us, but we cannot tell him what we want him to say.
In many cases, he/she won’t be able to say what they want either, for the party will decide how the votes will be cast.
This is all about the group gaining advantage at the expense of the individual – as it always has been – and it stinks!
Unless we put the individual first, all our systems will be doomed to failure, as others will be able to take control of them.
So, at the next election, what will you see on the ballot papers? The names of the various Cats, of course!
But we don’t want Cats to represent us!
Exactly. So tell the political parties exactly that. Tell them that unless we get Mice on the ballot, we will not be voting for anybody!
How do we do that? Simple – write across each ballot paper the words “NO SUITABLE CANDIDATE”, then fold it, and put it in the box. Job done!
a) It is no use to think that you can do the same thing by not voting. They can put any spin they like on such an action, and it will not count as positive for the mice at all.
b) For the same reason, to avoid spin, you must use the words given above, or the equivalent of them.
c) We need maximum turnout at the polls – invalids, bed-ridden, nearly dead, (complete with drip and Iron Lung), anyone who is mobile, (or can be made so), eligible to vote and still capable of doing so, and they must all be sending the same message – “No Cats. We want Mice”!
In the UK, there is still quite some time before the next election is scheduled – more than enough, I would think to get this thing properly organised. In fact, rather than wait so long, it might be pertinent at this point to give the present government an indication of our displeasure with its performance by signing the following petition:-
“Bring Forward The Date Of The Next General Election to 2013
Due to the controversial and far reaching changes this current government are making to the lives of people in the UK without the input of the general public, I propose bringing the date of the next general election forward to 2013, to allow British citizens the chance to exercise their democratic rights, and vote on whether we want the future of our country to be shaped by this government and its policies.”
Go for it!